Sunday, February 22, 2009

Nothing Like Spending Time With Family

We have had an awesome weekend! Scott's oldest brother Mark and his family (Stacy, Kate and Maxim) came out to Florida for a visit/vacation. They have a week to spend at Disney World but were so kind to come early and come to our place. So Thursday night the Foley's arrive and we had a great time! I had never met Mark and Stacy (and kids) before. They live in Pennsylvania and when Scott and I were getting married, they couldn't make the wedding because Stacy's father was really sick and passed away about a week after we got married. But Stacy and I were talking that we would not have had the time to spend quality time with each other at mine and Scott's wedding, so this was even better!! :) Thanks again guys for the awesome weekend. We loved it! This first picture is Maxim and Kate. They were watching Never Ending Story (can you say the name of that movie without getting the song in your head? Yeah, me neither) while the adults were watching The Office and playing games.

It's very important for Scott and I to teach the game of Farkle to friends/family that come to visit. It's just who we are.

Scott and I let Mark and Stacy have our bed so we could have a sleepover with the kids. Maxim was sooo excited to sleep in the sleeping bag (it was his first time). We let Kate have it the second night and at 5AM Maxim busts through his parents door and told them that Kate had stolen his bed. He had forgotten that they switched.

Here is sweet Kate. She is all smiles!

She wrote this awesome book and Uncle Scott and I read it to her and Maxim (I slept on the big couch the first night and Scott started on the short couch and ended up on the floor..heheh)

Scott took School off Friday and I took off work (hallelujah) so since we had stayed up until 2AM Thursday, we had a lazy Friday morning. We made pancakes, scrambled eggs, and sausage. SO good...mmmm. Can't go wrong with a HUGE breakfast.

Scott took us on a tour of Stetson. It was really fun for us to see what his everyday life is like. He took us in the courtroom where he has some of his classes. Of course you can't come to Florida and not go to the beach! And of course, the weather just had to be cold! Well, cold for Florida. After we spent the early afternoon at Stetson we headed to Sarasota (Siesta Keys Beach)
I think it was Kate that found the Jellyfish! Those things scare me. It was freezing at the beach and of course, the kids run in the water with all of their clothes on. I remember my parents taking us to San Francisco as a kid, and we would BEG my dad to take us to the beach. Without fail everytime, we would all end up in the water, then our wet clothes would pick up tons of sand. We would be so upset when my mom had to brush us down before we got in the car. It always hurt so badly. But Kate and Maxim were troopers. They took the discomfort with pride! We stopped at Wal-Mart on the way back to get them some pants to change in to.
Notice the shorts??? Yeah..big mistake. We were freezing. We ALMOST didn't bring a jacket.

The kids were pretty happy and content even though they were wet, covered in sand, and the wind was blowing! They are HILLARIOUS. I was laughing so much this weekend.

When we got from our beach excursion, Scott was just laying on the couch. Kate came up to him and told him she wanted to snuggle with him. Well, all of us joined him. I was quite comfortable.

Mine and Scott's original plan was to just spend Friday with Stacy and Mark fam, but after having such good times and everything, we decided to fork up some money and spend the day with them at Magic Kingdom. We had a blast. Were worn out by the end of the day, but hadit was worth it. This first picture is of the parade that went by.

I felt like a kid again! This really is the happiest place on earth :)

Scott and I (well, he hasn't said this, Im just assuminghe at least "thought" it) felt spoiled that the little kids wanted to sit next to us on the rides. I loved it when they would just grab our hands when we were walking from ride to ride. Im not gonna stomach just can't handle crazy movments. I felt a little sick during my drive with Maxim. At one point I told him his parents were behind us, and when he turned his head to look at them, he sharply turned the wheel...YIKES

Mark and Stacy

Kate and Scott
Maxim was a freeloader. :) He was happy to have a back to rest his head on. It was so cute. When we were in line for the Haunted Mansion, I was playing around and told him that I was scared and I might need him to hold my hand. At first he told me that he wouldn't but at one point just rolled his eyes and said, "fine." It was kinda funny...both he and Kate got pretty scared on that one.

For Anna!! Mini's house. Her mailbox

Why walk to the next ride when you can take a train?

Hahah...I love this picture because just before I took it (Pirates of the Carabbean) there was a drop and everything was pitch black. Maxim got freaked out and started coughing. I asked him if he was ok and he said, "I almost threw up because that scared me like the other ride (A little roller coaster they had gone on)." He made us PROMISE that there were not other drops like the one before.
I don't know where it came from or why it is apart of me, but I have this obsession with rear ends. Hahah..This poor kid. I was thinkin about it, and I always laugh when I see a butt. I don't think Stacy knew that she was followin this rear and at one point her face was right next to it (I think that is when she realized). Another funny moment was when we were walking to the fireworks show, this guy decides to bend down RIGHT in front of us (ok, he was to the side a little). Stacy and I were having a somewhat serious conversation and of course I fully interupt her to point her to the FULLY exposed boxers ( I physically moved her toward the direction of the boxers). I thought it was pretty funny. I don't really make fun of people per se, cause I think that is messed up, just exposed glutes!

The firework show

OK...I was hammin up this picture a little, along with Scott, but Maxim is 100% real. I didn't get a picture of Kate, cause she was right in front of me. BUT, I do have a funny story about her. Scott, Mark, Kate and I decided to ride Splash Mountain. Well, all of us, besides Kate, had been on it before and all of us forgot about a pretty big drop before the BIG drop. It freaked me out, Scott and Mark weren't prepared for it, and Kate loved every minute of it. She was so brave!! I know that at her age, I would have NEVER gone on a "Scary" ride.

The firework show. We had an awesome time with the Mark Foley Fam. This is a long post, but oh well. I didn't want to leave anything out. I felt sad when we were leaving, because it's not very often that we get to see family. It was SOOO cute. The fam was walking us to our car, and little Maxim is holding Scott's hand. I heard Maxim say somethin, but wasn't quite sure what he said, and so I asked him, "What?" He said to Scott again, "I'll call you when I get home." and then he looked at me and said it again. What a tender moment! And Kate was just a sweet heart. Thanks again guys! We will come to PA next!


Jaynee said...

sounds like a lot of fun. I'm glad you had such a great time even though you were so worn out. those kiddos sound so cute, and of course they look cute.

Cynthia said...

I LOVED your post! The little kids are Darling!!! You didn't look so bad yourselves!!! I'm glad you were able to meet Mark & Stacy. Sounds like a very fun weekend! Can't wait until we can come out and see you!!!

Lisa K said...

We taught some family Farkle over the weekend too!

Lovell Family said...

Wow, sounds like you guys had a great time...where those rides you went on "legal?"

J Fo said...

Oh man! Thanks for all the pictures and details. It was ALMOST as good as being there...almost. I can't wait until we can get together with the Foleys this summer. Are you guys going to be able to make it to the reunion?

emily said...

OH MY GOSH, it looks like SO MUCH FUN! How awesome!!

Lindsay said...


I think Splash Mountain was pretty legal. That is the only ride I went on that I had some thought about but not much! It was so scary though!

colin and brooke thompson said...

Linds... your daddy has a mouth! I think I know what "legal" means! Very sneeky!!!!

Gary said...

The trip to Disney World brings back so many memories for me. It was great to Mark and Scott together again and that you and Stacy got a chance to be together. Of course, it's always a treat to see pictures of my grandchildren and see how much fun they had. Glad the two families had such a great time.

jenny said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun! I've been to Disneyland twice while pregnant and Autopia, Thundermountain, and Indiana Jones made me feel a little nervous about the well being of the little one. All is well though! I just wanted to get them off to the right start on some sweet Disneyland rides- they loved Disneyland before they even knew what it was :) If we come visit will you cook us that awesome breakfast? hehe

Lindsay said...

You betcha! We will do anything you want! :)Even give you our bed to sleep in!! I was really nervous about going on any rides, but I figured Splash Mountain was ok...I think I felt more sick on the race cars with Maxim Driving!

Boquinha said...

I love, love, love this post!! THANK YOU for sharing this!! I love it! We've had SO MUCH FUN on our trip with you guys!! We LOVE hanging out with you and wish all the more you guys were in Philly. Thanks for being such awesome hosts! What a FUN trip!!

And Cynthia, if you visit FL, will you stop up here, too? We've heard A LOT about you! ;)